Will going upside down make a difference? Also they had a shadow near the air sack and then a few hours later were in there so I am pretty sure and thanks for all the help!! Could the holes just be really small that I can't see them?! Could I wake up tomorrow and just find a load of duckling?!! I am really anxious to make the safe hole!!do I have to? I am worried about hitting the duckling? Should I help now or wait till the morning?!!! Any advice would be amazing!
Shadowing is another thing they do when they are CLOSE to hatching.
The holes are not ment for you to see them, it's only ment so oxygen can get in for them to continue breathing.
No, they probably will not be out tomorrow, they are close but they are slow.
If he is JUST now shadowing, how can he be internally pipping for two days? They usually shadow first then internally pip, then externally pip.
it doesn't sound like he's ready yet, CLOSE but not quite ready. If your not comfortable about the hole, then hang tight for tomorrow. If you are, then good it's not going to hurt him unless you go in to deep so becareful. LOL